BEIJING, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- China's Xinhua News Agency and Lao News Agency, also known as KPL, on Wednesday signed a new agreement on news exchange, to advance bilateral cooperation.
During a meeting in Beijing with KPL President Sounthone Khanthavong, Cai Mingzhao, president of Xinhua, said the new agreement would help further enhance bilateral cooperation on text and photo and expand cooperation in areas of audio, video and new media.
Hailing the sound relations between the two news agencies, Cai said the intensified cooperation between major news organizations in the two countries would contribute to China-Laos friendship and mutual understanding of the two peoples.
Calling Xinhua a strategic partner of KPL, Sounthone said the two news agencies had conducted more and more effective cooperation in recent years.
While thanking Xinhua for its assistance to KPL on equipment and personnel training, Sounthone said that he hoped his current visit would help to improve cooperation between KPL and Xinhua.